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2008 NHL Draft: Luca Sbisa

Tuesday, 06.10.2008 / 4:18 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Luca Sbisa
Leading up to the 2008 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. Could the Panthers draft one of these players with their pick in the second round or might they move up to grab one of these top players to further bolster their system and hope they contribute to the big club one day?

Each week day, we'll take a look at three prospects and get Panthers Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Luce's opinion on each of them.

2008 NHL Entry Draft Site


    Luca Sbisa
    Rank: No. 12 (North American)
    Position: Defense
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 190 pounds
    D.O.B: Jan. 30, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Lethbridge WHL 62 6 27 33 63
 
THE SKINNY

Named Lethbridge Hurricanes Rookie of the Year. Led all WHL defensemen through first two rounds of the playoffs, recording 13 points (10 assists) in 11 games. Represented Switzerland in the 2008 World Junior Championships and the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. Participated in CHL Top Prospects Game.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Smart player who moves the puck at the right time and carries the puck correctly. Supports the rush and is adjusting very well to North American game. Sometimes too poised. His calmness with the puck can be misinterpreted as either slowness or laziness, but that’s not the case. Needs to improve when under a hard forecheck.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Two-way defenseman with some offensive upside. Good puck skills.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Toronto’s Mats Sundin
Shootout move: “fake shot, move right and then left”
Practice Drill: “one where I can shoot a lot”
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Hitch
TV Show: Desperate Housewives and Family Guy
Actor: Adam Sandler
Group: Coldplay
Food to cook: Pasta
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Toy growing up: Little toy train
Place to shop: Abercrombie and Fitch
Place to visit: Dubai

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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